I hate to admit it and I hate it more that I’m actually living it, but I’m one of those people who hasn’t finished Christmas shopping yet. That means I’ll be facing long lines and heavy traffic over the next two days in an effort to finish crossing names of my list. I began the season with very high hopes of getting my shopping done before crunch time and freeing my days up to prepare for our annual holiday party. Well, it didn’t quite turn out that way.

The silver lining of my little conundrum is that if I want to bypass all the hustle and bustle of shoppers and limited selections, I can get crafty and put a personal touch on the remaining gifts I want to give. *light bulb moment*

There’s no craft item as versatile as the mason jar and they’re easy to find and relatively cheap. Not only that, mason jars are staple items in Southern homes because of the wide range of uses they offer. In today’s post, I’m sharing how you can use this multi-purpose jar for an easy, last-minute DIY Christmas gift.

Sugar Scrubs
You can create your own sugar scrub concoction for the woman or teen girl in your life. Here’s a holiday-scented recipe from Mom4Real. Click here to read.

Spa in a Jar
Another way to use mason jars is to put a little spa in a jar. For men, you could incorporate razors and other hygiene items. Check out this tutorial from The Gunny Sack.

Mini-Bar in a Jar
Any man or woman would love their favorite alcoholic beverages in mini sizes! Although this was created as a groomsman idea, it would still work for Christmas. Check out the tutorial from The Shabby Creek Cottage.

PSECU created a very easy to follow infographic that will help you plan out your mason jar gift. Not only does it give you gift ideas, it shows how to properly layer them! Make sure to save the infographic as a reference when you’re out shopping for supplies.

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